by Rakks | September 7th, 2012
You probably already know about our wall mounted shelving systems; they are strong, customizable and cutting edge (if we do say so ourselves). The shelves always look great but, if the Rakks standards are incorrectly secured, you could end up with an installation nightmare!
Obviously in an ideal world studs would be predictably spaced, but we all know that isn’t always the case. When this happens, wall anchors are required to secure the standards to the wall.
If you need to go the wall anchor route, we recommend Toggler Alligator AF-6 anchors. These anchors, sized for #6 screws, are strong, easy to install and work in both hollow and solid walls. Technical information and an installation video can be viewed here.
Rakks standards come in six different styles, based upon your space and design ideas (see them here). All Rakks wall mounted standards are drilled and counter-sunk to work with #6 Philips flat head screws. In fact, color matched screws are included with every order.
Another tip to ensure a successful application: Proper Load Distribution.
Remember that Rakks shelf support brackets should be mounted at least 6″ from the top of the standard to better distribute the load. Shelf brackets can, however, be mounted at the very bottom of a standard.
Remember, to utilize Rakks wall mounted shelves to their full potential in your designs, it all starts with the standards!